Notes from the Polyglots chat on Feb 10th


LocaleLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in stats

Releases: 160 localesLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in 74 locales up to date. 0 locales behind by minor versions. 1 locale behind one major version. 16locales behind more than one major version. 56 locales have a site but never released. 13 locales don᾿t have a site.

Translations: 160 locales. 59 locales at 100%. 4 locales have more than 95%. 4 locales have more than 90%. 24 locales have more than 50%. 57 locales have less than 50%. 12 locales don᾿t have a WP project.

We have four new locales with GTEs – Greenlandic, Spanish Guatemala, Tahitian and Kinyarwanda. Two more sites will be created this week – Faroese and Hawaiian, Petya’s working on catching up with the people who requested them so we can make sure we have GTEs there. 

Technical update

  • Dominik took a look at our locales which were one minor or one major version behind, all of them are now up to date because he’s built a release packageRelease package release package is a packaged version of WordPress. That is, a ZIP file consisting of WordPress in its entirety, along with PO and MO files for core, the PO and MO files of default themes and Akismet, and any custom changes a locale has. In the past, most locales built their release package using the form in Rosetta’s dashboard. for them. The idea is to reach more contributors for these locales. But also to provide the latest stable and safest release for new users.
  • Lang Guess (the yellow box with “WordPress is also available in”) got a few updates over the last few days, it should return “better” results now.
  • The available translations in the PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Directory are now sorted based on your language, it uses the Lang Guess APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways..

Global WordPress Translation day

  • Post on make/polyglots explaining the basic idea is up. It’s important that you get involved and comment at the bottom if you want to be an organiser during the day:
  • Petya posted on the outreach channel asking the community team for more information about the contributor weekend sprints, but haven’t had a response yet. Pinged Jen personally as well and will try to get some more attention from the community team this week.
  • Reminding again about the survey:

Several ideas about reaching more people: 

  • Email your local meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. group (contact the organisers if you’re not organising)
  • Email your last WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. user base (or contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. signees if you had any)
  • Post on your local sites – you can use the post on Make/Polyglots as a base for your posts

Open discussion


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